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MVA joins 1st Far East Russia tourism show

(MVA) — Continuing to strengthen business ties and share the latest news about the Marianas in Russia, the Marianas Visitors Authority recently joined the first ever B2B event in Russia’s Far East dedicated to tourism and education specialist.

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Trade marketing and PR executive Denis Nikolaev of the Marianas Visitors Authority’s Russia office, right, shares about the Marianas with travel trade representatives at the Far East Travel & Education Show in Khabarovsk, Russia, on Sept. 26, 2017.  MVA photo
The Far East Travel & Education Show or FETES 2017 was held on Sept. 26, at Grande Hotel Prestige in Khabarovsk with over 50 travel trade and media representatives in attendance.   During B2B meetings, guests asked questions about tourism infrastructure in the Marianas, explored joint advertising opportunities, and received promotional material on the destination.

“Russia remains an important source market for the Marianas, as Russian visitors typically stay longer and spend more than other markets,” said MVA acting Managing Director Judy Torres. “FETES 2017 was one of a number of activities MVA is undertaking to keep the Marianas fresh in the minds of Russians, especially as winter descends.   Convenient connections to the Marianas through Seoul via Jeju Air have recently begun, and we are optimistic about incremental increases in arrivals from Russia.”

Presentations on the Marianas were also made separately to a larger audience, with focus on hotel development, future promotional and advertising activities, and other destination updates. Travel agents also provided their feedback to MVA.